Office of the University Provost

Institutional Biosafety Committee

Chair(s)
Bertram Jacobs, School of Life Sciences/Biodesign, Chair, 2014
Michael Caplan, School of Biological & Health Systems Engineering, Vice Chair, 2014

The committee is advisory to the senior vice president for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development on policies and procedures relating to the use of infectious micro-organisms in research and teaching; the handling of infectious waste disposal; and the certification of university compliance with the National Institutes of Health "Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules" for all projects involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules  and/or gene splicing techniques. The committee is responsible to the senior vice president for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development and is appointed by the director of the Office of Research Integrity and Assurance who serves as the institutional official.

  • Bruce Hooper, University Risk Management, 2014
  • David Gillum, Environmental Health & Safety, 2014
  • Hugh Mason, School of Life Sciences/Biodesign, 2014
  • Valerie Stout, School of Life Sciences, 2014
  • Mitch Magee, Biodesign, 2014

Off-campus members:

  • Allen Jensen, Community Member, 2014
  • Linda Getsinger, Arizona Department of Health Services, 2014

Nonvoting:

  • Gerald DaRosa, Office of General Counsel
  • Leon Igras, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Ida Washington, Attending Veteranarian

 Ex officio: 

  • Debra Murphy, Director, Office of Research Integrity and Assurance, institutional official